Joel 2: 23 “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month”.
What do we really mean by this? What was Joel talking about? Yes I know we have used this to speak of the latter Rain in movement of the past ages of Church history,. But let’s take a closer look.
In 1 kings 17:1 , Elijah prophesied before Ahab “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word”.
Now the authority of Elijah was hinged on the word of God previous in Lev.26:1+, that if they should go into idolatry, then God will punish them and there will be no rain, meaning no food for them. So this is what Elijah stood upon to make the declaration to King Ahab. See it here…